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ENHANCED ­­ABILITIES: R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha says a new state law gives his office more power to pursue businesses accused of deceptive or unfair business practices. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

New R.I. law strengthens protection for consumers

Bad drivers and a weak business climate aren’t the only measurements by which Rhode Island ranks poorly compared with other states. For nearly two decades,...
STILL HAPPENING? The pandemic has helped stall plans for a 46-story tower along the Providence River, but the Fane Organization insists it will move ahead with the project, depicted above in a rendering. / COURTESY FANE ORGANIZATION

Despite hurdles, Fane tower developer presses ahead

The $300 million plans for a flashy, 46-floor luxury tower on former Interstate 195 land in Providence are moving ahead even as a legal...
R.I. SUPERIOR COURT Judge Jeffrey Lanphear ruled Thursday that the memorandum of understanding between the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council and Champlin’s Hotel, Marina & Resort regarding a proposed dockage expansion into Great Salt Pond in New Shoreham is valid. / COURTESY ERIK ELWELL

R.I. Superior Court: MOU between Champlin’s Marina, R.I. CRMC on dock...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Lanphear ruled Thursday that the memorandum of understanding between the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council and Champlin’s...
RAISING THE BAR: Paul A. Suttell is poised to succeed Frank J. Williams as chief justice of the R.I. Supreme Court. /

Suttell named president of Conference of Chief Justices

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell on Wednesday was named president of the national Conference of Chief Justices. Suttell this week...

State courts plan to resume regular operations by Sept.

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island's courts are preparing to resume regular operations this fall. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell issued an executive...

Elorza unveils pension reform plan through $700M bond

PROVIDENCE – The city of Providence is asking the state to let it borrow up to $704 million to aid its beleaguered pension fund,...

Despite ruling, Block Island group still concerned about CRMC marina approval

NEW SHOREHAM – Despite a state Supreme Court ruling, the Committee for the Great Salt Pond is still concerned that the assent granted by...
THE NAME GAME: ­Attorney Rob Levine, who branded himself the legal “Heavy Hitter,” says he is opposed to a requirement in Rhode Island that law firms use attorney’s names, not trade names, to identify firms. / COURTESY ANDREW FOGELL VUP MEDIA

Lawsuit targets R.I. restriction on law firm names

Attorney Rob Levine knows the value of branding – after all, countless billboards and TV ads have touted Levine as the “Heavy Hitter” of...

AG’s office seeks to intervene in Block Island marina expansion

NEW SHOREHAM – The R.I. Office of the Attorney General is seeking to intervene in the R.I.  Coastal Resources Management Council’s closed session approval...

R.I. Supreme Court’s first Black justice sworn in

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The state Supreme Court has its first Black justice. Superior Court Judge Melissa A. Long was sworn in on Monday during a...

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